Broken River

New York Gold

Winner of the 2012 award for best social issues or current affairs programme at the New York Festival Radio Awards.

Days after the city of Christchurch was devastated by a 6.3 magnitude earthquake, This Way Up's presenter Simon Morton traversed the city using the Avon River as his route.

  • Broken River - broadcast version ( 29′ 57″ )

    Days after the city of Christchurch was devastated by a 6.3 magnitude earthquake, This Way Up's presenter Simon Morton traverses the city using the Avon River as his route. Travelling on a bicycle from the source of the Avon in the West to Heathcote Estuary in the East, where the Avon meets the Pacific, everyone has a story to tell.

  • Broken River - extended version ( 44′ 20″ )

    Days after the city of Christchurch was devastated by a 6.3 magnitude earthquake, This Way Up's presenter Simon Morton traverses the city using the Avon River as his route. Travelling on a bicycle from the source of the Avon in the West to Heathcote Estuary in the East, where the Avon meets the Pacific, everyone has a story to tell.

  • Broken River revisited ( 36′ 42″ )

    Just over a year ago, in the immediate aftermath of the February 2011 earthquake, Simon Morton cycled along the Avon River in Christchurch from its source in the west to where it meets the sea in the east. This week he revisits the river to see how life's going on along it and in it.